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  • (Moderate Muslims say:) Women can't refuse (sex with husband)

    10/30/2006 12:23:04 PM PST · by PRePublic · 67 replies · 2,617+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | Oct, 29, 2006
    Women can't refuseOctober 29, 2006 An Islamic group praised by the Howard Government as preaching moderation has advised its followers that a woman cannot refuse to have sex with her husband.The advice was posted on the website of the Darulfatwa organisation, in response to questions posed by readers. One asked: "Is it haram [forbidden] for a lady to say no if her male partner wants to make love with her?" The Islamic scholars replied: "In this case she should not refrain from such a legitimate right of marriage, but she could Islamically request for a place of living from her...
  • Australian Muslims rally behind cleric who defended rape (ROP alert)

    10/30/2006 9:47:29 AM PST · by presidio9 · 67 replies · 2,506+ views
    Sydney - A cleric who said women who didn't wear a veil were 'uncovered meat' asking to be raped will keep his job as the spiritual leader of Australia's 350,000 Muslims. Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali was confirmed as Mufti of Australia on Friday after the governing body of Sydney's largest mosque rallied behind the Egyptian-born cleric. 'The board is satisfied with the notion that certain statements made by the mufti was misinterpreted,' Tom Zreika, head of the Lebanese Muslim Association, told local radio. Zreika said that as a sop to public opinion, al-Hilali wouldn't be preaching until he goes on...
  • Muslim controversy spreads to Melbourne (another big mouth mufti takes the stage)

    10/30/2006 5:32:53 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 33 replies · 906+ views (AU) ^ | 10/30/2006 | Staff
    Just as Sydney's Sheik Taj al-Din al-Hilaly takes leave after his comments about women, the spotlight fell on comments by a Melbourne cleric, Sheik Mohammed Omran. Sheik Omran reportedly told his flock on Friday judges discriminate against Muslim rapists. He said rapes committed by Australian non-Muslims such as bikies or football stars were treated more leniently than those committed by Muslims, The Australian reports. “I feel there is no justice here. Not 60 years and someone else three years, and they did the same crime. Why?,” Sheik Omran told worshippers at his Brunswick mosque. “They make a big fuss about...
  • Ambulance rushes to Lakemba Mosque ( The "rape" Sheikh )

    10/29/2006 9:31:15 PM PST · by george76 · 71 replies · 3,737+ views
    abc ^ | October 30, 2006
    An ambulance has been called to the Lakemba Mosque in Sydney's south-west. The ambulance service says someone has collapsed inside the mosque. The incident happened at the same time a meeting between controversial Sydney Muslim cleric Sheikh Taj El-Din Al Hilaly and the president of the Lebanese Muslim Association, Tom Zreika, was meant to take place to discuss the Sheikh's future. The ambulance officers have entered the Sheik's office, but it is not known if the Sheik himself has collapsed.
  • I'm not fresh meat: Muslim women hit back

    10/29/2006 5:59:09 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 37 replies · 1,462+ views (AU) ^ | 10/30/2006 | John Stapleton
    The almost medieval attitude that hailed Taj al-Din al-Hilaly on Friday when he justified his attack on immodest women was put to the sword yesterday in Paul Keating Park. At the celebration of the end of Ramadan, speaker after speaker condemned Sheik Hilaly for his comments on rape, comparing unveiled women to meat left out to be devoured by rapists. "I am not fresh meat; he should not compare girls to meat," said one young Muslim woman. "It was totally unacceptable and I am embarrassed by him," said another. Yet another described him as "ignorant, unprofessional, unacceptable".
  • Briton (Senior figure in the Muslim Council) backs imam in 'uncovered meat' row

    10/29/2006 4:09:50 AM PST · by PRePublic · 31 replies · 697+ views
    Times ^ | October 28, 2006
    Briton backs imam in 'uncovered meat' rowFrom Bernard Lagan in Sydney ONE of Britain's most senior Muslims has defended as "a great scholar" the Australian imam who likened scantily clad women to uncovered meat that draws predators. Abduljalil Sajid, a senior figure in the Muslim Council of Britain, offered support for Sheikh Taj Din al-Hilali's views, saying that "loose women like prostitutes" encouraged men to be immoral. Dr Sajid, visiting Australia, said that Sheikh al-Hilali was attacking immodesty and loose dress, or "standing in the streets, inviting men to do these bad acts". Although the Australian cleric did not use...
  • How a vile sermon has done Australia a big favour [More on "They're asking for rape"]

    10/28/2006 4:59:29 PM PDT · by aculeus · 82 replies · 2,696+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | October 29, 2006 | Unsigned
    When you think about it, Sheik Hilaly has done us a favour. For one thing, his recently translated sermon, declaring women as Satan's agents who incite rape with immodest dress, has at last provoked Australia's moderate Muslims to find a strong voice, as they lined up last week to condemn the mufti. "His comments imply we've got no sense of right and wrong," said Mustapha Kara-Ali, the youth representative on the Prime Minister's Muslim community reference group. As well, by revealing so unequivocally his primitive views of women, Hilaly destroyed the claims by cultural relativists that Sydney's series of gang...
  • How (radical) Islam Rapes Women

    10/28/2006 12:00:29 PM PDT · by Posting · 2 replies · 587+ views
    ISLAM'S CRIME OF (ENCOURAGING ON) RAPING WOMENNot too many in the west were so exposed to that awful truth as lately with:Imam justifies rape of unveiled women Ynetnews - Oct 26, 2006 Australia's top Muslim cleric rationalized a series of gang rapes by Arab ... The cleric also said the judge in the case, who sentenced ... "The uncovered meat is the ...,7340,L-3320149,00.htmlMuslim leader blames women for sex attacks The Australian, Australia - Oct 25, 2006... whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat? ... by Sheik Hilali's remarks, insisting the cleric was no ... Young Muslim...
  • Imam: Woman Should Expect To Be Raped If They Go Outside "Uncovered"

    10/28/2006 7:11:04 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 105 replies · 2,919+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | October 27, 2006 | The Stiletto
    In a sermon during Ramadan Sheikh Taj Aldin al-Hilali, Australia's most prominent Muslim cleric, said that women invite rape by not covering themselves head to toe: "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside ... and the cats come to eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats' or the uncovered meat's?" "The uncovered meat is the problem. If she was in her room, in her home, in her hijab, no problem would have occurred" … Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward said al-Hilali's comments encouraged rape and that Muslims should force him to quit. If The...
  • Thick Sheikh

    10/27/2006 7:32:48 PM PDT · by cavador · 9 replies · 395+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 10/28/2006 | Andrew Carswell, Evelyn Yamine and Janet Fife-Yeomans
    Thick Sheik SHOWING defiance rather than contrition, besieged Muslim cleric Sheik Taj el-Dene Elhilaly returned to preaching yesterday claiming he would rather die than give up proclaiming the "truth". The nation's senior Muslim cleric yesterday addressed 2000 devout followers at Lakemba mosque, where earlier this month, during a fiery Ramadan sermon, he blamed women for inciting rape.
  • ASK THE AUSSIE IMAM (Iowahawk)

    10/26/2006 12:45:56 PM PDT · by dighton · 21 replies · 1,052+ views
    Iowahawk | 10/26/2006 | David Burge
    Islamic Advice from Imam Yahu al-ZiriusSpiritual Leader, Fostaz al-Vegimita MosqueLakembabongabinga, Sydney, NSWSheik Taj Din al-Hilali of Mullagangabanga, NSW asks: Some of the cobbers at my local mosque spotted some sheilas who weren't wearing their hijabs, so they naturally had a go at raping them. For some reason the coppers loaded them off to gaol! I ask you: if you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the backyard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats or...
  • Cleric suspended over `meat' sermon

    10/27/2006 6:33:52 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies · 657+ views
    reuters ^ | Oct-28-06 | Brunei Times
    AUSTRALIA'S top Muslim cleric has been barred from preaching for three months after describing women who do not dress modestly as ``uncovered meat'', but the government decried the punishment as being too lenient. The comments by Sheikh Taj El-Din Hamid Hilaly, the mufti of Australia's biggest mosque in Sydney, has outraged Muslims and the wider community, prompting calls for the Egyptian-born cleric to be sacked and deported. Prime Minister John Howard said the suspension order by the Australian Lebanese Muslim Association, which owns Hilaly's Lakemba Mosque, was not enough. ``I believe that unless this matter is satisfactorily resolved by the...
  • Revealed: the Mufti uncut (transcript of Hilali's 'cat meat' speech)

    10/27/2006 6:20:23 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 27 replies · 1,409+ views
    The Australian ^ | 28th October 2006 | Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali
    But in the event of adultery, the responsibility falls 90 per cent of the time with women. Why? Because the woman possesses the weapon of seduction. She is the one who takes her clothes off, cuts them short, acts flirtatious, puts on make-up and powder, and goes on the streets dallying. She is the one wearing a short dress, lifting it up, lowering it down, then a look, then a smile, then a word, then a greeting, then a chat, then a date, then a meeting, then a crime, then Long Bay Jail, then comes a merciless judge who gives...
  • Keating stopped sheik's expulsion

    10/27/2006 6:14:13 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies · 446+ views
    The Australian ^ | 28th October 2006 | Brad Norington
    THE apology from the sheik was profuse. He had verbally attacked women, endorsed suicide bombings in Lebanon and declared that Jews were plotting world domination. "The two cheapest things in Australia are the flesh of a woman and the meat of a pig," he said. Taj Din al-Hilali accepted his words were offensive. "I genuinely believe that I have changed for the better," he insisted. Nothing, it seems, has changed in the last 20 years. The nation's most senior Muslim cleric was not responding to public damnation over his Ramadan sermon last month in which he blamed women for inciting...
  • Sheik won't go 'while White House stands' (Australian Rape Imam)

    10/26/2006 9:41:30 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 61 replies · 1,493+ views
    Article from: AAP ^ | October 27, 2006 01:58pm | Article from: AAP
    AUSTRALIA'S leading Muslim cleric, Sheik Taj al-Din al-Hilaly, says he will only resign when the world is "clean of the White House". After emerging from Friday prayers at Lakemba Mosque today, Sheik Hilaly was asked by a media pack whether he would quit over a speech in which he said scantily-dressed women invited rape. "After we clean the world of the White House first," the sheik said. Supporters of the sheik cheered and applauded loudly at the comments, which were directed firmly at US President George W Bush.
  • Rape victim: You heartless ignorant man (Australian mufti)

    10/26/2006 9:30:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 45 replies · 1,462+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | October 26 2006 | Janet Fife-Yeomans, Rhett Watson and Malcolm Farr
    THE victims of Sydney's vicious gang rapes are today leading the national condemnation of Sheik Taj el-Dene Elhilaly after the leading Islamic cleric excused their attackers by denouncing women for not wearing veils. In a deranged sermon – for which the Sheik, who is now bedridden with asthma, has not offered a full apology – Sheik Elhilaly compared women to "meat" and "weapons used by Satan" to control men. Today, the female victims of sexual assault issue a statement through The Daily Telegraph telling the Sheik his comments are sick, ignorant and heartless – and have no place in Australia....
  • Outrage as Muslim cleric likens women to 'uncovered meat'

    10/26/2006 8:01:56 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 52 replies · 1,296+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 26th October 2006 | RICHARD SHEARS
    A Muslim cleric's claim that women who do not wear the veil are like 'uncovered meat' who attract sexual predators sparked outrage around Australia yesterday. Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, the nation's most senior Muslim cleric, compared immodestly-dressed women who do not wear the Islamic headdress with meat that is left uncovered in the street and is then eaten by cats. Politicians including Prime Minister John Howard, community leaders and a large number of Muslims condemned the mufti's comments amid calls that he should be deported to Egypt, his country of origin. In a Ramadam sermon in a Sydney mosque, Sheik...
  • Aussie Mufti To Women: Stop Making us Rape You (Senior Most Islamic Cleric In Australia

    10/26/2006 7:57:05 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 52 replies · 1,567+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/06 | Allahpundit
    That veil's there for a reason, darlin': While not specifically referring to the rapes, brutal attacks on four women for which a group of young Lebanese men received long jail sentences, Sheik Hilali said there were women who "sway suggestively" and wore make-up and immodest dress... "and then you get a judge without mercy (rahma) and gives you 65 years"... In the religious address on adultery to about 500 worshippers in Sydney last month, Sheik Hilali said: "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in...
  • Muslim cleric triggers outrage by blaming women for rape

    10/26/2006 5:36:11 AM PDT · by cartan · 44 replies · 1,892+ views
    Times Online ^ | 2006-10-26 | Elsa McLaren and agencies
    Australia's most senior Muslim cleric has triggered international outrage for describing women who dress immodestly as “uncovered meat” who are inviting a sexual attack. Sheik Taj Aldin al-Hilali—the Mufti of Australia—condemned women who “sway suggestively”, wear make-up and no hijab or Islamic headscarf, in a Ramadan sermon to 500 worshippers, The Australian reported. Islamic leaders are today meeting in Sydney to discuss his future and are considering whether to sack him from his role as the most senior cleric at the city's largest mosque. John Howard, the Prime Minister, said that the cleric's comments were “appalling and reprehensible”. He told...
  • Muslim leader blames women for sex attacks [Aussie]

    10/26/2006 4:19:37 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 24 replies · 758+ views
    Australian ^ | 10/26/6
    THE nation's most senior Muslim cleric has blamed immodestly dressed women who don't wear Islamic headdress for being preyed on by men and likened them to abandoned "meat" that attracts voracious animals. In a Ramadan sermon that has outraged Muslim women leaders, Sydney-based Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali also alluded to the infamous Sydney gang rapes, suggesting the attackers were not entirely to blame.